On Sunday September 20, 2015 at approximately 2138 hours, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the 1900-block of Windemere Drive regarding a reported stabbing. Upon arrival, officers located a victim who was suffering from minor stab wounds to her body. A second juvenile victim was located, suffering from a minor stab wound. Both victims were treated at the scene for their injuries. The victims and suspect are known to each other.
Officers arrested Dorenda Stewart, age 36, and transported her to the Tippecanoe County Jail on a preliminary charge of battery with a deadly weapon.
Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is asked to call the Lafayette Police Department at 765-807-1200. Individuals can also contact the anonymous WeTip Hotline at 1-800-78 Crime.
The fact a person(s) has been arrested or charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant(s) is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.
Sergeant Grant Snyder